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Old 08-10-2008, 04:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
If one runs an economic comparison, the most economic course of action is to do nothing and just take their beating. The depreciation is so high on these things now that they will lose $12,000 to $16,000 in trade-in and then have a payment on a premium car.
They could just buy a used car. You can easily find a 30 mpg car for less than $8k. Do the commute in that and save the truck for the weekends.

Mind you, I'm not opposed to truck mpg mods. I'm dropping a manual transmission and injected 4.9l into my '79 F250. It's cheap and should improve mpg and emissions a lot. But it'll still only run when the Civic can't cut it.
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